Tag - mop inlays

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Finishing Inlays
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Custom Guitar Inlays – Gluing Inlays
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Routing Inlay Channels
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Cutting Guitar Inlays – Part C
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Cutting Guitar Inlays – Part B
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Cutting Guitar Inlays – Part A

Finishing Inlays

Learn how to properly sand your inlays, polish the fretboard and do the final touch-ups and tune-ups to make the inlay look their best in this article. Also tips on addressing small imperfections and equipment that should be used for your protection of the pearl dust.

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Custom Guitar Inlays – Gluing Inlays

This article on Custom Guitar Inlays, deals with the proper gluing techniques to fill the routed inlay channels. How to mix the glue and matching filling medium, filling techniques and getting optimal results.

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Routing Inlay Channels

Other than the actual cutting of the shell inlays from the slabs of shell, routing the channels to receive the inlays is the most demanding task in performing a inlay project. This article gives you tips and techniques to do just that.

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Cutting Guitar Inlays – Part C

Practicing careful cutting techniques will minimize your cleanup operation on your inlays, which in turn, reduces your chances of breaking these fragile pieces of shell. While some cleanup with files is required with needle files, try to cut evenly and consistently, even at the expense of using more time during cutting – will be rewarded with a inlay with minimal post-cutting cleanup.

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Cutting Guitar Inlays – Part B

I you are interested in make inlays from mother of pearl or abalone to install in guitar necks, headpieces and more, read this second in a series of articles for tools, tip and techniques to make your mop cutting faster and less frustrating. We also include tool plans you can make for inlay cutting jigs and lots more.

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Cutting Guitar Inlays – Part A

I you are interested in make inlays from mother of pearl or abalone to install in guitar necks, headpieces and more, read this series of articles for tools, tip and techniques to make your mop cutting faster and less frustrating. We also include tool plans you can make for inlay cutting jigs and lots more.

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